Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Health Behavior

Position ID: 30109
Augusta University
Medical College of Georgia
Psychiatry & Health Behavior
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Job Information

Job ID: 10408

Position: 00009269

With expanding programs and financial stability, the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Georgia Regents University (GRU) now seeks a licensed psychologist to lead the expansion of the public psychiatry partnership with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.  This position will conduct structural and functional behavior assessments (FBA) and functional analyses (FA), develop individualized support plans (ISPs) and positive bahavior support (PBS) plans based on hypotheses generated from assessments for individuals with serious and persistent mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities who have challenging behaviors at ECRH.  This position will develop and implement therapeutic psychosocial interventions for challenging behaviors displayed by individuals with MI and ID.  Will train direct care staff and other staff from interdisciplinary teams on BSPs and PBSPs, monitor and revise BSP and PBS plans as needed and consult with recovery and interdisciplinary teams to provide recommendations for prevention-based behavioral strategies.  Positions will manage medical and clinical care at East Central Regional Hospital-Augusta (located only five miles from the medical school campus), a GRU teaching facility with a 90-bed psychiatric facility, 71 forensic beds and a developmental disabilities facility caring for over 200 individuals.  Positions will enhance teaching throughout the department by expanding the GRU presence and enhancing core didactic and residency practical instruction in psychiatry and psychology.

Candidates will also be expected to contribute to activities related to public policy and regulation of psychology in the state of Georgia.  A detailed description of the department structure, programs, research and education is provided on the departmental website.  The successful candidate will be approved to the academic faculty at GRU at a rank commensurate with experience and previous academic achievements.

Department Marketing Statement

Augusta, home of the Master's Golf Tournament and a charming southern city, is a superb place to live!  Low cost of living, close to Georgia/Carolina mountains and Georgia/Florida coast.   

Minimum Requirements

Phd or Psy.D. Must be a licensed psychologist in the State of Georgia.


Salary and fringe benefit package are highly competitive.  

Application Procedure/How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this faculty position, please be sure to also apply online via our online application by uploading your CV.

Qualified applicants must apply online at

Please be sure to upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc.


You may contact: 
Vicky Spratlin, MD, Assistant  Professor and Clinical Director
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior - Georgia Department of
Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities

Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review.  For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript.  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Regents University of Augusta is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. Also, GRU is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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CIP Discipline Code: 
Psychology, General
Psychiatry Residency Program
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Open Until Filled
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Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II